Pleurothallis cordata

Pleurothallis cordata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Pleurothallis
Species: Pths. cordata
Binomial name
Pleurothallis cordata
(Ruiz & Pav.) Lindl. 1830

Pleurothallis cordata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Pleurothallis.


Plant blooms in the summer with a single successive 5mm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in the wet montane forest of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 500 to 3100 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Common Names: The Heart-Shaped Pleurothallis


  1. Acronia cordata (Ruiz & Pav.) Luer 2005
  2. *Humboltia cordata Ruiz & Pav. 1798
  3. Pleurothallis brachyblephara Schltr. 1921
  4. Pleurothallis cordifolia var. rhopalocarpa (Schltr.) T.Hashim. 1978
  5. Pleurothallis erymnochila Luer 1976
  6. Pleurothallis cardiophylla Schltr., 1915
  7. Pleurothallis rhopalocarpa Schltr. 1922
  8. Stelis cordata (Ruiz & Pav.) Willd. 1805

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